This post was updated on November 17th, 2021

 
Are there health benefits to eating chocolate? I get asked this question A LOT in my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge, and let’s face it, who wouldn’t LOVE to be prescribed chocolate as a dietary supplement for PCOS, right?

There is certainly evidence showing that some of the compounds contained within cacao beans (from which chocolate is made) have a positive impact on metabolic factors such as insulin resistance and cholesterol (Latham et al. 2014). At a practical level however, chocolate is not something we should be consuming as a health food but is more likely to be something we eat to help us feel good. Especially when it comes to chocolate mud cake!

Note: Most dark chocolates above 85% cacao are dairy free, but it’s worth checking the ingredients to be sure.

Chocolate Mudcake PCOS Dessert Recipe-2

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this PCOS-Friendly Chocolate Mud Cake:

  • Eggs
  • Dark chocolate
  • Coconut oil
  • Cacao powder
  • Rice malt syrup
  • Almond meal
  • Coconut cream

For special occasions like birthdays or dinner parties, this Chocolate Mud Cake works a treat. Try serving it with some cut up fruit or coconut whipped cream on top!

xo Kym

P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.

Impress your family with this decadent PCOS dessert recipe!

Chocolate Mudcake PCOS Dessert Recipe
Yield: 6 SERVINGS

Chocolate Mud Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

For special occasions like birthdays or dinner parties, this Chocolate Mud Cake works a treat. Try serving it with some cut up fruit or coconut whipped cream on top!

Ingredients

Protein

  • 6 Eggs (yolks and whites separated)

Pantry

  • 7 oz Dark chocolate (85% cacao) (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup Coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup Cacao powder (for the cake)
  • 3 tsp Rice malt syrup (for the cake)
  • 1 1/2 cup Almond meal (for the cake)
  • 2 tbsp Cacao powder (for the icing)
  • 1 cup Coconut cream (for the icing)
  • 1 tsp Rice malt syrup (for the icing)

Instructions

To make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 340°F/170°C.
  2. Grease an 8”/20cm cake tin and line with parchment paper.
  3. Simmer a pot of water on the stove and place a heatproof bowl over the top.
  4. In that bowl, combine the dark chocolate, coconut oil, and cacao powder. Stir until melted, then set aside and let cool.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and rice malt syrup together until thick and creamy.
  6. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, slowly pour into the egg mixture and beat to combine.
  7. Add in the almond meal, beat to combine.
  8. Place the egg whites in a separate bowl and beat until soft peaks form.
  9. Using a large spoon, stir one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture then gently fold the rest in.
  10. Pour mixture into pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the center doesn’t feel wet and springs back slightly when touched.

To make the chocolate icing:

  1. Simmer a pot of water on the stove and place a heatproof bowl over the top
  2. In that bowl, combine cacao powder, coconut cream, and rice malt syrup. Stir until melted.
  3. While it is still warm, spread over the top of the cake.
  4. The icing will firm up once cool or if placed in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 861Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 7gSugar: 10gProtein: 16g

Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.

Back to Top

References

Latham, Laura S.; Hensen, Zeb K.; Minor, Deborah S. ChocolateGuilty Pleasure or Healthy Supplement? JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION, 2014.